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What I’m Loving Now : Lauren B Beauty Nail Couture—Sunset Blvd. & Gel-Like Top Coat

What I’m Loving Now : Lauren B Beauty Nail Couture—Sunset Blvd. & Gel-Like Top Coat

I love nail polish. They are second on my list for a quick pick-me-up  fix — right behind getting a new red lipstick…

I was recently sent Lauren B Beauty Sunset Blvd. nail polish and top coat to review and I was very, very impressed. And, I’m not usually impressed by nail polish. Yes, I love the colors, the collections, but for the most part, nail polish is nail polish. With the exception of Lauren B Beauty. I’m going to tell you why after I share the details about the brand.

About Laren B  Beauty — Nail Couture:

Our products are proudly made in the U.S.A. and never tested on animals. Everything we create is vegan-friendly and free of harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor.  

lauren b beauty-sunset-blvdSUNSET BLVD. $18.00

A mood-lifting, good-on-everyone coral red: Dressy and gleaming, it works as well for the office as it does at a cocktail party.

Our advanced, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a high-shine, chip-resistant, long-lasting finish. The brush is packed with twice the standard amount of bristles, all pre-lacquered so your polish glides on smoothly and streak-free. The bottle has a special over-cap, so you can use a square or cylindrical handle for more control. Bonus: Each formula is eco- and vegan-friendly (with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor), and proudly made in the USA.


lauren b beauty-gel like top coatGEL-LIKE TOP COAT $28.00

This crème de la crème gel-like top coat offers the long-lasting gleam of a salon gel manicure, without any dangerous exposure to UV light. It comes off with gentle, non-acetone nail polish remover, so there’s no need to dry out your fingertips either. The formula’s eco-friendly and free of harsh chemicals. Plus, it’s not too thick, so you really can’t mess it up. In other words, genius.

My results:

My first “ooooohhhhhh” came when I started applying Sunset Blvd. to my nails. The polish went on so evenly and easily. I could actually polish right to my cuticles without making a mess. That’s something usually reserved for when I get a professional manicure. I was additionally impressed by the vibrant color. All too often, a polish looks fabulous in the bottle, but once you apply it, it falls flat. Not so with Lauren B Beauty.

Sunset Blvd. is the prefect summer red.  Not too red, not too orange, just right.  It has a bit of a coral tinge to it, which makes it perfect for brown skin or anyone trying to show off their tan!

The pièce de résistance however, is the top coat. When I saw the price I thought, no top coat is worth 30 bucks. But I have to eat crow. This top coat from Lauren B Beauty is everything.  Not only does it provide amazing shine that lasts, but it truly emulates the finish of a gel manicure. My polish had that slightly “thick” look you get from a gel polish and my manicure lasted for over a week without chips. I imagine it would have lasted longer but I changed the color. Beauty blogger here — yet another product to try out, otherwise that polish would still be on my nails as I type this…

You can check out my manicure below:Lauren b beauty Sunset Blvd. swatch and review

Bling Factor:

Pro: Vibrant color, easy to use, long lasting

Con: None

Price: $18 polish, $28 top coat

Buy Again: yes

Packaging: 5 Blings

Overall: 5 Blings

Hero Ingredient: n/a

Natural/Organic/Vegan: 5 free

Cruelty Free: Yes


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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